Ever since Junior High computer labs, all the documents we use are stored on network drives alone -- because the students will be using a different computer pretty much every time, and Deep Freeze are deployed on every workstation so smart-arse 15 year olds won't be messing around the computers all that much. At home, however, all my documents are stored on my computer's local hard disks. I've never really given much thought into an always-on network drive because, well, this type of system never really caught my attention in the first place. As time progresses, my local area network became more and more complicated and filled up with an ever expanding count of computers. The need for a central data storage device due to this phenomenon became more evident. Almost two years ago, I've reviewed the Thermaltake Muse NAS RAID network attached storage device -- which brought quite a revolutionary change of computer usage habits in my house, at least for me. From regular data transfers, data backups, local file hosting, to media streaming, I've always wondered how I ever lived without it for all these years. There was one problem with the Muse NAS RAID though: The performance did not meet my expectations. Looking for a high performance, easy to use, loaded with features NAS device, it seems that I've finally found a solution -- the QNAP TS-409 Turbo NAS. My major concern: It better be fast. So let's see how it goes.
View: QNAP TS-409 NAS review